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Minnesota Attorney General Sues TaxMasters

Submitted by admin on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 12:00 am

The Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson, has filed a suit against Houston based TaxMasters “tax relief” company that advertises heavily on television, radio, and the Internet, for alleged fraud and deceptive practices and overstating the tax help it will provide to citizens who pay the company advance fees of up to $8,000.

Tax Masters is a Nevada corporation with its headquarters in Houston, Texas. The lawsuit was filed in Hennepin County District Court and alleges that the company engaged in consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices. It seeks restitution for consumers, injunctive relief, and civil penalties.

In May, 2010 the Texas Attorney General filed a lawsuit against TaxMasters, which is pending. In October, 2010 the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against another tax relief company, American Tax Relief, LLC. In August, 2010 the California Attorney General filed a lawsuit against another large tax relief company, Roni Deutch.